School briefs

Band concert set for Thursday
The Sequim High School Band spring concert is at
7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Performing Arts Building, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
The concert band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and jazz band are scheduled to play. The event is free and open to the public.

High school band members are traveling to the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, Calif., on March 23 to compete with bands from across the country.


Sequim students make grade at SPU
Several local students were named to Seattle Pacific University’s dean’s list for autumn quarter 2010.
They are Allison N. Cutting, Naomi M. Fosket, Julie L. Leaf, Laura A. Moser and Michael J. Richards.

Students named to the school’s dean’s list completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade-point average.


OCS hosts auction
The Olympic Christian School‘s 19th annual auction is set to start at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
A silent auction is from 4-6 p.m. (free admission), followed by a live auction with appetizers and dessert. Tickets for the live auction are $15 per person.

For more information, call 457-4640.


Scholarships for teachers offered
The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a women’s educational organization, will be awarding scholarships to teachers again this spring. Deadline for applications is Friday, Apr. 15.
These awards will be given to men and women teaching in Clallam County. They can be used to pay for continuing education opportunities,  including workshops, conferences and National Boards. Teachers from elementary school through college level are encouraged to apply.
In the fall of 2010, more than $3,000 in scholarships was awarded.

For an application, visit Call Marsha Omdal at 681-2254 with questions.


Grange accepts applications
Sequim Prairie Grange is accepting scholarship applications through April 30 from graduating seniors and college students continuing their studies. An applicant must be a member or a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a current member or of a deceased life-member of the Sequim Prairie Grange.

Applications and information are available at 683-7340 or P.O. Box 201, Sequim, WA 98382.


Parenting class offered
A free, six-week class helping parents set goals, identify and reduce stress, communicate, cope with tough situations and make
decisions comes to the First Teacher room (Room 4W,
Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St.) starting in April. The class meets Thursdays from April 7-May 12 and is taught by George and Annette Lindamood.
There will be light refreshments and child care is available. Attendees receive a free book. Enrollment is limited. Call 582-3428 or 681-2250.


Gentle Paws come to library

Olympic Gentle Paws will have their dogs at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19.
Bring a book of your own or read one of the group’s selections. 

For more information, call Cornell at 681-4440 or e-mail


P.A. library has ‘owl’ movies
On Friday, March 25, the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., hosts a free showing of the movie based on Kathryn Lasky’s popular children’s series, “The Guardians of Ga’Hoole.” In the series, Soren, a barn owl, discovers a great evil in the owl kingdom that he must work to vanquish. The movie is rated PG. National Park wildlife biologist Scott Gremel introduces the movie with a short discussion about owls found on the Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, call 417-8502 or e-mail to register.  


Neah Bay, Chimacum schools get state technology grant
Neah Bay High School and Markishtum Middle School in Neah Bay and Chimacum Middle School were awarded $16,018 in education grants from a new statewide education nonprofit, Washington STEM, on March 9.
Created to discover innovative approaches for improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education as a means for creating better opportunities for students, Washington STEM is making an inaugural investment of $2.4 million to 15 educators, schools and education nonprofits across the state, including the Olympic Peninsula.
The Neah Bay and Markishtum schools grant supports Catalyst Corps, a group of Neah Bay High School students who are highly successful in math and science and work one-on-one with students from Markishtum Middle School.
The Chimacum grant provides $10,300 to support the expansion of Chimacum Middle School’s local Professional Learning Community, which will expand its reach to a global scale through the use of social media and in-classroom technology.

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